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DIY Gratitude Journals

NEA Big Read: Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude

2023-04-26 18:00:00 2023-04-26 18:45:00 America/New_York DIY Gratitude Journals Learn about the science of happiness and create your own gratitude journal. Inspired by the NEA Big Read companion title The Book of Joy by the 14th Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Winter Garden Branch - Winter Garden - Program Area

Wednesday, April 26
6:00pm - 6:45pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-26 18:00:00 2023-04-26 18:45:00 America/New_York DIY Gratitude Journals Learn about the science of happiness and create your own gratitude journal. Inspired by the NEA Big Read companion title The Book of Joy by the 14th Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Winter Garden Branch - Winter Garden - Program Area

Winter Garden Branch

Winter Garden - Program Area

Learn about the science of happiness and create your own gratitude journal. Inspired by the NEA Big Read companion title The Book of Joy by the 14th Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Learn about the science of happiness and create your own gratitude journal. Inspired by the NEA Big Read companion title The Book of Joy by the 14th Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Recommended for adults.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. El proyecto NEA Big Read es una iniciativa del National Endowment for the Arts (el Fondo Nacional para las Artes de Estados Unidos) en cooperación con Arts Midwest.

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Arts & Crafting |

TAGS: | bigread | bb-library-events |

Winter Garden Branch

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Apr 15 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 Closed

About the branch

LYNX Bus Link 105 West Colonial

LYNX Bus Link 612 NeighborLink 612 / Winter Garden

The Winter Garden Branch has all the charm of a small town library plus all of the resources available through the Orange County Library System. It is the westernmost branch in Orange County. Noted for friendly and helpful staff, the branch is now serving a third generation of patrons.

Upcoming events

Mon, Apr 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.
Registration is now closed

Rescheduled
Mon, Apr 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
New date Monday, April 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Mon, Apr 15, 11:15am - 11:45am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.
Registration is now closed

Canceled
Mon, Apr 15, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Taught by a certified ESOL instructor from the Adult Literacy League and focuses on developing various aspects of literacy.

Mon, Apr 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Winter Garden - Program Area
Be inspired by your favorite book and design your own unique necklace using recycled books and jewelry pieces. All supplies provided.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Apr 16, 10:00am - 11:45am
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Build knitting skills 1 square at a time! This weekly Knit-A-Long will focus on 2 new stitches per month. Come for one or take them all to create beautiful squares, perfect for a sampler blanket.

Tue, Apr 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Rhyme your way to becoming a good reader through stories, rhymes and activities designed to help preschoolers develop the necessary skills to succeed in kindergarten. Ages 4-5.
Registration is now closed

Canceled
Tue, Apr 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Happy Birthday, Earth! Honor our planet on her special day with stories, games and activities about keeping her clean. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 16, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English.

Tue, Apr 16, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Celebrate the start of spring by making your own pressed flower bookmark!
This event is full

Wed, Apr 17, 10:15am - 11:15am
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Wed, Apr 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Help your child develop key early-literacy skills through music, movement, and stories in this bilingual storytime featuring books and songs in English and Spanish. Ages 2 - 5.

Wed, Apr 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Winter Garden – Outdoor Yard
Help your child develop gross-motor skills in this outdoor interactive bubble party. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers. Weather permitting.

Wed, Apr 17, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.

Wed, Apr 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join OCLS and the Waterleigh Daytime Readers as we discuss "The Sentence" by Louise Erdrich. Location: 16150 Pebble Bluff Loop, Winter Garden, FL, 34787.

Wed, Apr 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Winter Garden - Program Area
Do you want to build a robot? The challenge is on so let's see what you can build! "The Wild Robot" by Peter Brown sets the stage for our LEGO building party. Recommended for ages 8-10.
This event is full

Wed, Apr 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Learn the basic features of QuickBooks Pro and how it can be used to organize your business finances. Explore the environment and master the basic concepts of balance sheet.

Wed, Apr 17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Learn how to setup a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center and adding Items.

Thu, Apr 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Happy Birthday, Earth! Honor our planet on her special day with stories, games and activities about keeping her clean. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Thu, Apr 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Join us in the tabletop sensation known as D&D. Embody a hero of myth and legend: conquer evil and find treasure in the deepest depths. Great for new players and veteran players alike. Ages 12+.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Learn how to use advanced sort and filter options; apply data validation and other data tools to organize your data.

Thu, Apr 18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Dread analyzing data? Simplify the process and create meaningful reports using the powerful PivotTable tools. Learn how to create and customize PivotTables and PivotCharts using Microsoft Excel.

Fri, Apr 19, 10:15am - 10:40am
Winter Garden - Program Area
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Fri, Apr 19, 10:45am - 11:10am
Winter Garden - Program Area
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Fri, Apr 19, 11:15am - 11:30am
Winter Garden - Program Area
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0-18 months.

Fri, Apr 19, 11:35am - 12:00pm
Winter Garden - Program Area
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Fri, Apr 19, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Bring your design ideas to life with Canva, a free graphic design application. Save time by building on thousands of professional templates to create logos, flyers, social media content and more.

Sat, Apr 20, 10:15am - 12:15pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Join us for our Monthly Knitting Circle. Bring your own projects, yarn & tools, ask questions, receive help, give help, share ideas, and meet new people!

Sat, Apr 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Enjoy a library program filled with fun for the whole family right in your own neighborhood! Location: Waterleigh Community Clubhouse 16150 Pebble Bluff Loop Winter Garden, FL 34787

Sat, Apr 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Try out new artistic techniques each month and experiment with your fellow artists! Recommended for tweens and teens ages 10 and up. Registration required for each child.

Sat, Apr 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. Writers of all genres and experience are welcome. Recommended for adults.

Mon, Apr 22, 10:15am - 10:45am
Winter Garden - Children's Area
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Rescheduled
Mon, Apr 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
New date Monday, April 22, 10:15am - 10:45am
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Mon, Apr 22, 11:15am - 11:45am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Taught by a certified ESOL instructor from the Adult Literacy League and focuses on developing various aspects of literacy.

Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 11:45am
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Build knitting skills 1 square at a time! This weekly Knit-A-Long will focus on 2 new stitches per month. Come for one or take them all to create beautiful squares, perfect for a sampler blanket.

Tue, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Explore families and feelings through stories, rhymes and activities designed to help preschoolers develop skills to become readers and succeed in kindergarten. Ages 4-5.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Have a berry good time celebrating fruits with stories and activities! Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Apr 23, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English.

Tue, Apr 23, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Winter Garden – Outdoor Yard
Join us outside in celebrating the Earth and everything nature, including making your very own germination jars and bird feeders! Recommended for ages 6-8.

Wed, Apr 24, 10:15am - 11:15am
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Analyze data with COUNT functions and recommended charts. Use absolute and relative references to ensure your data is calculated accurately. Recommended Audience: Adult

Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Help your child develop key early-literacy skills through music, movement, and stories in this bilingual storytime featuring books and songs in English and Spanish. Ages 2 - 5.

Wed, Apr 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Explore, discover, learn with STEAM-related toys! STEAM-based play helps to build observation skills, boost creativity, and develop critical thinking. Ages 2-5.

Wed, Apr 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Enjoy a storytime and craft program right in your own neighborhood! Recommended ages 0 - 6. No Registration required. Location: 15572 Marina Bay Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787.

Wed, Apr 24, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Format workbooks with frozen panes, headers and themes. Customize worksheets with sheet names, color coding and hidden sheets. Print your data for perfect reports and presentations.

Wed, Apr 24, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Winter Garden - Program Area
Have a berry good time celebrating fruits with stories and activities! Recommended for ages 3-5.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Winter Garden - Program Area
Make a world that fits in the palms of your hands and learn the concepts of planetary terraforming by creating a miniature terrarium. Supplies limited. Recommended for families with children age 7+.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Learn the basic features of QuickBooks Online to get you started in organizing your business finances.

Thu, Apr 25, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Learn about simple transactions workflow and other quick tricks. Recommended Audience: Adult

Fri, Apr 26, 10:15am - 10:40am
Winter Garden - Program Area
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Fri, Apr 26, 10:45am - 11:10am
Winter Garden - Program Area
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Fri, Apr 26, 11:15am - 11:30am
Winter Garden - Program Area
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0-18 months.

Fri, Apr 26, 11:35am - 12:00pm
Winter Garden - Program Area
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Fri, Apr 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Better prepare yourself for the big day! Learn the interview process and become familiar with popular websites that provide supporting information.

Fri, Apr 26, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Become familiar with popular professional social media website and learn how to utilize it for better job hunting and prospecting.

Sat, Apr 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Winter Garden - Program Area
Miniature painting is a wondrous art form. Learn the basics of miniature painting. Paint a miniature for use in D&D or other popular tabletop role-playing games. Ages 13+ Event.
This event is full

Rescheduled
Sat, Apr 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New date Saturday, April 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Try out new artistic techniques each month and experiment with your fellow artists! Recommended for tweens and teens ages 10 and up. Registration required for each child.

Mon, Apr 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Rescheduled
Mon, Apr 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
New date Monday, April 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Mon, Apr 29, 11:15am - 11:45am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Taught by a certified ESOL instructor from the Adult Literacy League and focuses on developing various aspects of literacy.

Tue, Apr 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Who says you can’t play with your food? Strengthen important early literacy skills through food-themed stories, activities and a craft. Ages 4-5.

Tue, Apr 30, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English.

Tue, Apr 30, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Winter Garden - Program Area
Dive into Egyptology and explore hieroglyphics, pyramids, amulets and ancient Egyptian history. Based on The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan. Recommended for ages 9-12.

Wed, May 01, 10:15am - 11:15am
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Get up and running with computers. Learn how to navigate the computer desktop and how to perform various techniques in manipulating windows using basic mouse and keyboard techniques.
Registration opens Monday, April 22 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Help your child develop key early-literacy skills through music, movement, and stories in this bilingual storytime featuring books and songs in English and Spanish. Ages 2 - 5.

Wed, May 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
Winter Garden – Outdoor Yard
Help your child develop gross-motor skills in this interactive bubble party. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Wed, May 01, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Get your computer skills racing. Learn how to create, rename, delete, and organize files and folders on your computer.
Registration opens Monday, April 22 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, May 01, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Better prepare yourself for the big day! Learn the interview process and become familiar with popular websites that provide supporting information.
Registration opens Monday, April 22 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, May 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Join us in the tabletop sensation known as D&D. Embody a hero of myth and legend: conquer evil and find treasure in the deepest depths. Great for new players and veteran players alike. Ages 12+.
This event is full

Thu, May 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.
Registration opens Monday, April 22 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, May 02, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.
Registration opens Monday, April 22 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, May 03, 10:15am - 10:40am
Winter Garden - Program Area
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Fri, May 03, 10:45am - 11:10am
Winter Garden - Program Area
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Fri, May 03, 11:15am - 11:30am
Winter Garden - Program Area
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0-18 months.

Fri, May 03, 11:35am - 12:00pm
Winter Garden - Program Area
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Sat, May 04, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Construct a Zen garden from rocks and gravel while exploring the art of abstraction. Ages 11-18.

Mon, May 06, 10:15am - 10:45am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Rescheduled
Mon, May 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
New date Monday, May 06, 10:15am - 10:45am
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Mon, May 06, 11:15am - 11:45am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Canceled
Mon, May 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Taught by a certified ESOL instructor from the Adult Literacy League and focuses on developing various aspects of literacy.

Mon, May 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Winter Garden - Program Area
Read to Sydney is a local therapy dog organization that encourages children to practice their reading skills with an attentive furry listener. All ages are welcome.

Tue, May 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Count and quack your way to becoming a good reader through stories, rhymes and activities designed to help preschoolers develop vital skills to succeed in kindergarten. Ages 4-5.

Tue, May 07, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English.

Tue, May 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Winter Garden - Program Area
Explore aerodynamics and the forces that make flight possible. Fold paper airplanes, create kites, and race balloons in fun-filled experiments with propulsion and lift. Recommended for ages 9-12.

Wed, May 08, 10:15am - 11:15am
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Learn Internet concepts and terminology. Become familiar with Web browsers while surfing the Web.
Registration opens Monday, April 22 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Help your child develop key early-literacy skills through music, movement, and stories in this bilingual storytime featuring books and songs in English and Spanish. Ages 2 - 5.

Wed, May 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Explore, discover, learn with STEAM-related toys! STEAM-based play helps to build observation skills, boost creativity, and develop critical thinking. Ages 2-5.

Wed, May 08, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
Learn about search engines and search techniques to help you find exactly what you are looking for on the Web.
Registration opens Monday, April 22 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, May 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Let's celebrate our moms and create the perfect Mother's Day gift!

Thu, May 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Winter Garden - Program Area
Please join us for a lively book discussion about our selected book of the month, The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.

Fri, May 10, 10:15am - 10:40am
Winter Garden - Program Area
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Fri, May 10, 10:45am - 11:10am
Winter Garden - Program Area
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Fri, May 10, 11:15am - 11:30am
Winter Garden - Program Area
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0-18 months.

Fri, May 10, 11:35am - 12:00pm
Winter Garden - Program Area
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Canceled
Sat, May 11, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bring your own drawing project or use our supplies to practice drawing each month! Our teacher will be available to give tips on drawing basics. Recommended for adults. Registration required.

Mon, May 13, 10:15am - 10:45am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Rescheduled
Mon, May 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
New date Monday, May 13, 10:15am - 10:45am
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Mon, May 13, 11:15am - 11:45am
Winter Garden - Program Area
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Canceled
Mon, May 13, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Taught by a certified ESOL instructor from the Adult Literacy League and focuses on developing various aspects of literacy.

Tue, May 14, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Winter Garden - Technology Lab
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English.

Tue, May 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Winter Garden - Program Area
Do you know where an arctic fox sleeps? Join us for Happy Habitats: Tundra to learn about the animals and plants of this ecosystem through books and crafts. Recommended for ages 6-8.